Set for a sell­out suc­cess

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By DAVID HULME

Mamma Mia. Here we go again. Mata­mata get ready for the re­turn of ABBA Salute fol­low­ing a sold-out show in the town in 2009.

The Aus­tralian-based quar­tet, led by for­mer Kiwi Shar­ron Ni­chols, will per­form one show only at the Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, in con­junc­tion with the Ro­tary Club of Mata­mata.

Also, this year’s show will fea­ture a per­for­mance from a Neil Di­a­mond trib­ute per­former and again or­gan­is­ers are con­fi­dent the show will be hugely pop­u­lar in the town.

Ro­tary Club of Mata­mata pres­i­dent David Wheadon said the 2009 show saw a sell-out crowd of 550 pack into the cen­tre and in­di­ca­tions were that this time around, with the added at­trac­tion of the Neil Di­a­mond trib­ute, tick­ets would again sell quickly.

‘‘We ad­vise peo­ple to pur­chase their tick­ets early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment,’’ Mr Wheadon said. ‘‘Last time around we had to turn peo­ple away be­cause de­mand out­weighed space and the venue was full.

‘‘Peo­ple were danc­ing in the aisle last time and the pro­mot­ers have promised us an even big­ger, brighter per­for­mance this time around,’’ he said.

Prof­its from ticket sales would all go to­wards Ro­tary projects in the com­mu­nity.

‘‘There­fore peo­ple can come along, have a great time and know that they are help­ing a good cause,’’ Mr Wheadon said.

Tick­ets, at $15 each, went on sale this week from Paper­Plus and Tainui Press.

Ab­so­lutely ABBA: The Aus­tralian-based quar­tet ABBA Salute, led by for­mer Kiwi Shar­ron Ni­chols, will per­form one show only at the Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, in con­junc­tion with the Ro­tary Club of Mata­mata. Pic­tured is the group per­form­ing in Mata­mata in 2009.

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